Joker is one of the most arched enemies of Batman. He was created by Bill Finger who suggested the idea to Bob Kane, the creator of Batman after he saw a film from 1928 entitled “The Man Who Laughs”. At first, he was supposed to die after a couple of episodes, but Kane saw the Joker as a more interesting character with a lot of potentials.
The Joker a highly intelligent psychopath with a sick and twisted sense of humor. He has been responsible for most of the tragedies that happened to Batman including the death of Robin and the paralyzing of Barbara Gordon. His full name is unknown but there have been a lot of aliases connected to the Joker including Jack Napier, “Two-bit whack job, wears a cheap purple suit”, Dr. Jay Reko, Joe Kerr, Jack White, Ace of Knaves, and many more. The Joker’s origin story was that he fell into a tank of chemicals giving him white skin, green hair, and red lips making him similar to a clown.
The Joker uses comedic weapons for his crimes like a deck of razor-bladed playing cards, an acid squirting flower, pies stuffed with cyanide, cigars filled with nitroglycerin that explode, and lethally electric joy buzzers. But non the least his most used weapon is his Joker venom, a deadly poison that infects the victims with a grin and they die laughing uncontrollably.
The Joker is portrayed as a highly intelligent and skilled chemist and engineer with the knowledge of explosives. Also, the Joker has cheated death more than once, he has been caught in explosions, been shot, dropped from giant heights, electrocuted but the Joker still managed to survive, and bring chaos once more. The Joker also has a female sidekick named Harley Quinn, who will do anything he tells her to do.
The Joker is a supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940), published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker’s creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker’s design while acknowledging Finger’s writing contribution.
POWER and ABILITIES
The Joker has no inherent superhuman abilities. He commits crimes with a variety of weaponized thematic props such as a deck of razor-tipped playing cards, rolling marbles, jack-in-the-boxes with unpleasant surprises, and exploding cigars capable of leveling a building. However, his chemical genius provides his most-notable weapon: Joker venom, a liquid or gaseous toxin that sends its targets into fits of uncontrollable laughter; higher doses can lead to paralysis, coma, or death, leaving its victim with a ghoulish, pained rictus grin.
The Joker has undergone many revisions since his 1940 debut. The most common interpretation of the character is that he is disguised as the criminal Red Hood and pursued by Batman. The Joker falls into a vat of chemicals that bleaches his skin, colors his hair green and his lips red, and drives him insane. The reasons why the Joker was disguised as the Red Hood, and his identity before his transformation have changed over time.
ENEMIES & ROGUES
The Joker is the arch-nemesis of Batman.
The Joker operates similar to a mobster, with henchmen below him. His two biggest allies during his publication include Harley Quinn and Punchline. He has been a part of the Injustice League and the Injustice Gang.